Sailing on the Nile in traditional Dahabiya

Two-Week Romantic Egypt Tour: Legacy of Cleopatra & Antony

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Giza, Memphis, Luxor, Aswan...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

The winds of romance flutter exotically by on this romantic Egypt tour as you follow the legacy of Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Sailing the River Nile in a traditional dahabeya for four days with a luxurious suite and a four-posted day bed on the wooden upper deck will be like a dream as you ride out to the pyramids and find yourselves alone with monuments that celebrate romantic mystique. Lounge on the sand with sapphire Red Sea waters filling the panorama for a beach escape that has mesmerized...

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Trip Highlights

  • Relax in style on a romantic dahabeya cruise along the River Nile with days spent sailing on a traditionally-styled vessel that has been updated to provide very contemporary luxury
  • Immerse yourself in the exquisite monuments that make Egypt so memorable, including a day at the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings
  • Lounge on the soft sand of Sharm el Sheik, a boutique five-star resort that provides coastal bliss after the cultural exploration
  • Explore the magnificent temples that line the banks of the Nile, disembarking to lost odes from Ancient Egypt
  • Ride out towards the pyramids at sunset on a horse or camel on a journey into the desert just for two
  • Discover the stories from centuries past as you visit a temple dedicated to the Goddess of Magic and the world’s largest ancient religious site alongside your  expert Egyptologist guide
  • Savor some of Egypt’s finest accommodation with a honeymoon suite overlooking the pyramids, a week spent in a suite on the Nile, and Sharm el Sheik’s most exceptional luxury property

Detailed Description

Romance has always floated evocatively across Egypt as this is where Cleopatra wooed Marc Antony, temples are dedicated to the sun god who married the goddess of the universe, and where you can walk hand in hand through monuments that date back to ancient civilization. The setting is exquisite as the sublime desert colors intersect with the flow of the River Nile and quiet beaches are met by the sapphire waters of the Red Sea. The stories are surreal, heightening a sense of exoticism and mystique and the atmosphere is soothing as Egypt is far more relaxed than the world gives it credit. Following the legendary tales of Antony and Cleopatra, this handcrafted two-week vacation will bring modern day romance amongst the old and new of Egypt.

The winds of romance flutter differently across the country and over your two weeks you will discover three distinctive atmospheres. History is impossible to miss and ranges from the Great Pyramids of Giza to Luxor Temple and the Valley of the Kings. The first few days of private tours explore the fables and stories that the ancient civilization is based upon. You will ride a camel or a horse out to the pyramids at sunset to explore the most iconic of the temples and tombs, and find that stories of love have always been entrenched in the Egyptian sands. You will easily gain an insight into a world that Cleopatra and Antony briefly ruled over that has been enshrouded in a mystery that has been preserved over the centuries.

Evocative and enchanting, a dahabeya is the traditional vessel that used to sail the River Nile. Yours has been updated to reflect contemporary luxuries, but it is still rooted in history with a wooden upper deck with four-poster day beds, a deluxe suite with a private balcony, decadent food and drinks served throughout the day. You will spend four days sailing up the Nile, commemorating a journey once made by Cleopatra and Marc Anthony (albeit in a slightly different boat with rowers assisting the wind) and disembark on route to a series of spectacular ancient temples. Arrive in Aswan for your final night on board, as a temple dedicated to the goddess of magic brings this part of your tour to an end.

Almost 2,000 years ago, Ancient Egypt’s legendary lovers also traveled to the coast, where the beaches were completely deserted, and the sapphire waters provided an escape from the rest of the world. Come the 21st century, and the setting is as bucolic as ever with pristine waters lapping against quiet strips of soft sand. Resorts now dot the Red Sea, and their opulence keeps your beach escape in keeping with contemporary luxury tastes. You will spend your final four days in Sharm el Sheikh’s best boutique resort for absolute tranquility to follow a journey through the country’s highlights.  Learn more about how your luxury Egypt tour company can personalize the vacation of your dreams.

Starting Price

$4,363 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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